Daijiworld – Centurion, Jan 14 (IANS): Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was delighted after his three wickets helped India reduce South Africa to 269/6 in their first innings on the first day of the second Test match here on Saturday.

Summary

  • Centurion, Jan 14 (IANS): Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was delighted after his three wickets helped India reduce South Africa to 269/6 in their first innings on the first day of the second Test match here on Saturday.
  • But India’s bowling unit, spearheaded by Ashwin (3/90), took four wickets in the final session to show the team’s intent of making a strong comeback after the defeat in the opening Test in Cape Town.
  • Hardik Pandya then effected two run-outs of Amla and Vernon Philander as India came back strongly into the game.
  • Ashwin revealed that the team was thinking of going with an all-seam attack having seen the wicket two days before the match started.
  • But the curator reduced the greenish part of the wicket, giving Ashwin the chance to play the match.


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